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Fishing Derby for you fishing lovers

Fishing Derby for you fishing lovers

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Do you enjoy fishing? Don’t miss the Fishing Derby hosted by the Delta Rivers Nature Center December 8. The Fishing Derby will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pond from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be door prizes and gifts to give away. For more information you may call (870)534-0011.

Half Marathon for CASA Women's Shelter

Half Marathon for CASA Women's Shelter

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – There will be a half marathon December 8, starting at 8 a.m. at the UAPB Torii Hunter Baseball Complex. This marathon goes to benefit CASA Women’s Shelter. The course will finish inside the UAPB Golden Lion Stadium Parking Lot. There will also be a CASA Kids Race for ages 10 and under at 10:30 a.m.

Arsenal kicks off Biggest Loser

Arsenal kicks off Biggest Loser

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -  Pine Bluff Arsenal Recreation Services will begin a “Biggest Loser” weight loss program Jan. 7. The program will last 12 weeks, and includes both areas of fitness and nutrition. There are no group meetings and no group weigh-ins. The program is designed to work with a participant’s everyday life.

Participants must be registered in the program by Jan. 3, and will be issued a participation card upon registration. Weigh-ins will be required once a week, and are strictly confidential, between participants and the instructor. Body fat percentages will also be measured.

Participants are required to work out at least three days a week and the participation card must be signed by a recreation attendant. At the end of the program, the amount of weight lost in pounds, body fat percent lost and total inches will be added up for a final score.

UAPB Golden Lions men's basketball team banned from postseason play

UAPB Golden Lions men's basketball team banned from postseason play

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- UAPB Golden Lions men's basketball team banned from postseason play, according to the NCAA.

The NCAA handed the UAPB men's basketball team a one year postseason ban Wednesday. Low scores on the Academic Progress Rate during the 2010-2011 season are to blame.

UAPB's APR is currently 885, 14 points lower than it was last year. The current NCAA minimum is 930.

Head Coach George Ivory says the low score came from an incorrect roster submitted to the NCAA. He also says, if correct, the school's APR would be well above 930.

The ban means the Golden Lions won't be able to compete in the SWAC or NCAA tournaments during the 2012-2013 season.

Hunting procedures for PBA released

Hunting procedures for PBA released

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Pine Bluff Arsenal will continue their hunting program on the installation for the upcoming season.

 

Hunter safety briefings will be conducted twice daily with one at 11:30 a.m. and one at 6 p.m., Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and 11 at Creasy Auditorium, outside Plainview Gate. Individuals who wish to hunt on the installation will need to attend one of these briefings or they will be denied hunting privileges. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or have felony charges pending, convicted of a DUI/DWI within the past seven years, or have any type of weapons or domestic abuse charges will be denied hunting privileges.

 

UAPB to offer lifeguard training

UAPB to offer lifeguard training

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education has collaborated with the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) and the American Red Cross to offer Lifeguard training classes.

Those interested in the classes must be 15 years of age or older and pay a one-time cost of $195.00 for books and materials. All classes will be held in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex from 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. April 28, May 5 and May 19.

For more information, call (870) 575-8317

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.